Amanda is currently the Lead Biological Safety Advisor at the University of Queensland, and a former Neuroscientist with various publications in neuroimmunology, immune dysregulation in schizophrenia and molecular biology. Seeking another challenge, in 2008 she added to her scientific research a role to manage safety in the University Medical School.
She has now over 10 years experience in both occupational health and safety and biosafety. With her passion for biological research Amanda is curious about how a better approach to biosafety can make the world a better place for all. She loves to apply her research experience and enquiring mind to complex issues.
Her recent challenges include how to make safety work for super smart people like busy University researchers and academics and how to convince a 4-year-old that broccoli isn’t bad for you.